The annual REALTOR® Fair and Trade Show is an opportunity for REALTOR® members to enhance their training and meet with vendors supporting the real estate industry. It also allows SMAR Affiliate members the chance to create, renew and strengthen their business ties to the local REALTORS®.

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2018 REALTOR® Fair & Trade Show

Thank you to everyone who attended SMAR's REALTOR Fair & Trade Show on May 8, 2018, in Calfornia, MD. Attendees furthered their education as well as took advantage of networking opportunities with our vendors. Those who wished could register for Lunch & Trade Show only to take advantage of networking.

Congratulations to the SMAR Prize Winners:

Early Bird Registration - received a $75 VISA Gift Card

  • Chris Hicks
  • Connie Fitzgerald
  • Bill Durkin

 Member Survey for Event - received a $25 Wawa Gift Card

  • NeShea Jenifer

Exhibitor Bingo - received a free Education Pass

  • Ricki Leonard

Doris Jones Outstanding Exhibitor - free both for 2019 fair

  • Exit Realty

We also thank all of the exhibitors who participated this year: Barefoot Graphics • Bright MLS • C&F Mortgage Corporation • Capitol Title Insurance Agency, Inc. • Colonial Farm Credit • Colonial Mortgage Group • DHCD Maryland Mortgage Program • Dugan McKissick & Longmore, LLC/Blue Crab Title & Escrow, LLC • Energy Select • Exit Realty • First Home Mortgage • Foote Title Group • HMS Home Warranty • Home Towne Real Estate • Movement Mortgage • Navy Federal Credit Union • O’Brien Realty Equity Resources • RE/MAX One • SMAR Government Affairs/RPAC • TruPlace. Their contact info can be found here in the REALTOR® Fair Program.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

LOCATION Southern Maryland Higher Ed Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD

Download the Exhibitor Registration PacketPlace an ad in the REALTOR® Fair Program

Trade Show Exhibitor Information

  • A chance to network and expose your business to Real Estate Agents face to face in a friendly and relaxing environment.
  • Each participant in the Trade Show will receive a roster of attendees (those who gave their permission) the Friday before the event and a final list after the event.
  • Opportunity to win the Doris Jones Outstanding Exhibitor Award (see below).

Exhibitor Rules: Please read carefully below.

  • Check-in on May 4th begins at 7:15 am. The Trade Show will be open from 11 am - 1:15 pm. We ask that your display be manned from 11 am - 1:15 pm. You may tear down your booth at 1:15 pm when the afternoon Continuing Education Classes begin.
  • Exhibitor door prize winners will be announced during the lunch hour.
  • There will be an option for attendees to attend the trade show only at 11 am.
  • You must supply your own extension cord or power supply.

Suggestions to make your investment more successful:

Have a Business Card Drop; remember, each REALTOR® attending the Trade Show will be stopping by your booth for “Exhibitor Bingo.” Supply a door prize (no more than two) to be given away after lunch. The Friday before the event, you will receive a roster of attendees (from those who gave their permission) if you would like to announce your presence at the REALTOR® Fair and invite them to stop by your booth during the Trade Show. Have promotional materials and “give aways” for those who stop by your exhibit.

Click here for the Exhibitor Registration Packet


The Doris Jones Outstanding Exhibitor Award was established in recognition of Doris’ years of service as Chairman of the SMAR Hospitality Committee. The Award criteria are based on booth creativity, aesthetic appeal, adherence to Exhibitor Rules, and application of theme to booth display. Remember, this year’s theme is “REALTOR® GPS - Guide to Professional Success.” The winner will receive a 4 ft. by 7 ft. exhibitor space in the center hall at next year’s REALTOR® Fair free of charge and will have their name engraved on the progressive recognition plaque displayed at the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® headquarters building in Hughesville.